Stonington, bombardment of
On Aug. 9, 1814, Sir Thomas Hardy appeared off Stonington, Conn., with a squadron consisting of the Ramillies,Stonington, Conn., with a squadron consisting of the Ramillies, seventy-four guns (flag-ship); Pactolus, forty-four guns; bomb-ship Terror; brig Despatch, twenty-two guns; and barges and launches.
He ancoast-towns and ravage the country.
The depth of the water before Stonington would not allow the flag-ship to approach nearer the town than a ng to destroy the unoffending inhabitants residing in the town of Stonington, one hour is granted them, from the receipt of this, to remove ou doing serious damage.
During that bombardment some brave men in Stonington cast up a sort of redoubt on the extremity of the peninsula on which the city now stands, and placed upon it a
Stonington flag. battery of two cannon—a 6-pounder and an 18-pounder — and from these they hurer consorts withdrew to the larger vessels.
Some men gathered at Stonington the next day, but they were of little service; but a few from Mys
ecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795
[The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.]
Connecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800
Connecticut opposed to war of......1812
New London blockaded by Sir Thomas Hardy with British ships for twenty months......June, 1813
Stonington bombarded by Sir Thomas Hardy's fleet......Aug. 9-12, 1814
Delegates from the several New England legislatures meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814
Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the royal charter, by a vote of 13,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818
Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823
[Name changed to Trinity, 1845.]